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Crossbow Selection. Centerpoint new or old? Or a PSE? #7327895 10/26/18 04:01 PM
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I have an archery hunt coming up in about 3 weeks. I want to dive into bow hunting, but do not feel at all confident in being skilled enough with a bow in three weeks practice time. I've practiced with a bow before but its been 10+ years. So I was looking at a cheap crossbow just to get me through the couple of archery hunts I have this season. Everyone recommends the Centerpoint Sniper 370. Academy has one for $238 right now. But, Cabelas has the newer version (Centerpoint Sniper Elite Whisper) for $300. There is also the PSE Fang LT for $300 which I assume is a better brand than Centerpoint. Any reason I should choose one over the other? I really don't plan on using a crossbow after this deer season and plan on getting a bow soon to begin practicing.

Re: Crossbow Selection. Centerpoint new or old? Or a PSE? [Re: Thisisbeer] #7327962 10/26/18 05:17 PM
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I have a PSE Fang 350 and like it. I have only had it this season so I do not know about long term, but right now it shoots well. The scope it came with is crap and would not adjust left and right. I put a better scope on it and now it shoots accurately consistently.

Re: Crossbow Selection. Centerpoint new or old? Or a PSE? [Re: Thisisbeer] #7327991 10/26/18 05:48 PM
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Any of the ones listed will work. I have shot them all at one point or another. All those come with a 5 year warranty s well.

Scopes leave a lot to be desire but as long as they adjust and stay put how much scope do you need for 50 yards and in?

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It sounds like they're all about the same. So I guess I'll go with the sniper 370 since it's about $60 cheaper.

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I would especially since you are talking about short term use of the crossbow.

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Accuracy wise with teh Sniper 370, it will slow you down a bit but heavier bolts like the Carbon express Pile Drivers and 125gr heads will almost always be more accurate than the light weight bolts with 100gr heads they come with.

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Thanks. Especially for the info on the bolts.

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I have sold a lot of those bows and shot a lot of thm. My parker that is 10 years or so old still puts bolts into 3 inch dots at 70 yards. with heavier bolts and 100 gr heads while with the lighter bolts and 100 gr heaads it is more like 5 inch groups at 70. That is the furtherest I have shot my rhinehart target with it

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The only difference in the 2 centerpoints is that the "elite" has a few more sound dampening goodies on it. I have the Sniper 370 as my 1st XBow. And I can say it does the job. Heavier bolts are beneficial but not truly "needed" if this is just a one year toy. I use the stock bolts with 100 gr heads and dropped a doe at 25 yrds. This is my long term investment so, I do plan to be upgrading my bolts next season.

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My situation sounds similar to the OP's. I am a past bowhunter & I bought a PSE Fang last year just to make a few hunts with my buddy. I shot a hog with it & I found it fast & efficient. I have no complaints except it is pretty loud - sounds similar to a .22 rifle. I'm still a believer in keeping shots close, 30yds & under. FWIW


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Deer I want them insie 30 yards but will and have shot hogs at 70 or a little over

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I have a cenerpoint 370 and a Barnett jackal both are killing machines center point is faster but both are pass through at 35 yds wat more do you need and group at 2 inches at 30 yds

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I have pse fang that is about 3 years old. I have killed 5 hogs and 6 deer with it. Not one problem. I did put a good scope on it though. The one that came with it would not hold zero. Good luck.

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